ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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2008 Telecom Licensing Policy: Conceptual Issues

The Department of Telecommunications' 2008 licensing policy increased the number of operators per circle, and accelerated subscriber growth and teledensity. It also raised interesting conceptual questions about the optimal number of licences that should be issued, the advantages of auctioning licences and effects on service quality and penetration, as well as the appropriate licensing regime for 2G and higher generation spectrum.

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